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January 5, 2016
2016 Maserati Quattroporte

2016 Maserati Quattroporte

From The Car Connection:

2016 Maserati Quattroporte Review

After being reborn for the 2014 model year, Maserati's big sedan returns for the 2016 model year with some minor updates.

GM & Lyft Announce $500 Million Partnership To Build Autonomous Car Network & More

Follow the money: it's good advice for anyone who's curious about the future of politics, science, technology, or any other field. Today, General Motors and Lyft announced a new $500 million partnership that could hint at the future of the auto industry.

Ford SYNC Adds Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, And Other Features For 2017, 2016 Models

If you love your smartphone as much as we do, and if you drive a new Ford, we've got some very exciting news: Ford has said that Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will both roll out to the SYNC 3 infotainment system this year, as will several other useful features.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Leaked Via Car Scoops And Auto-Press

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Leaked Via Car Scoops And Auto-Press

From Motor Authority:

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Leaked

If you didn't know that the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is coming next week to the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, well, then you haven't been paying attention. The German automaker's been dripping out information and photos like a Mr. Coffee machine for months. Now, we are getting our first full look at the new, tenth-generation E-Class courtesy of leaked press images.

Faraday Future Reveals 1,000-HP FFZERO1 Concept And VPA Platform

Faraday Future Reveals 1,000-HP FFZERO1 Concept And VPA Platform Joel Feder 1,756 views Jan 4, 2016 Follow Joel Faraday Future—the Silicon Valley electric automaker that's backed by billions of dollars of Chinese money and has been working in stealth mode for the past 18 months—has just unveiled the FFZERO1 Concept at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA Spy Shots

The Mercedes-Benz GLA first went on sale in 2013, although it didn’t reach the United States until the following year. That means it’s about due for its mid-cycle update, which will see a few minor tweaks made, as indicated by this prototype spotted near Mercedes’ headquarters in Germany.

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

From Green Car Reports:

Justice Department, EPA Sue VW Over Diesel Cheating, Billions In Penalties Possible

The U.S. government has now sued Volkswagen over its diesel-emissions cheating. At the request of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice filed a civil suit against Volkswagen in a Federal court in Detroit Monday.

Those Tesla Customer-Referral Programs? They Really Work: Report

Tesla's customer referral programs have proven a little bit controversial, but they seem to be producing good results for the Silicon Valley carmaker. Last July, the company began encouraging customers to refer friends to buy Model S electric cars, with the incentive of a $1,000 credit for each referral, and the chance to win one of the first Model X crossovers.

Tesla Supercharger Congestion Worsens In Peak Travel Periods

Since launching the Supercharger DC fast-charging in 2012, Tesla Motors has steadily worked to increase the number of stations across the world. But in a few cases, the existing network may no longer be able to keep up with demand from concentrations among the tens of thousands of Tesla Model S cars sold in the U.S.


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